Question:  What is the Medicaid “Look Back Period”?

Answer:  The Medicaid “Look Back Period” is a period of time before the date you are seeking benefits to begin during which the Medicaid agency will review financial records to determine if transfers of money or property were made that may disqualify you from receiving Medicaid benefits.  The Medicaid “Look Back Period”  in most states is 5 years before the date you are seeking to have Medicaid benefits paid.


Attorney Robert M. Slutsky

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Medicaid Look Back Period – What Does It Mean? was last modified: May 8th, 2018 by Phil Sanders